“Well I just wanna take a minute to talk to you all about something very serious. Once every hour, someone is involved in an internet scam. That man is Michael Scott. He’s supporting about twenty Nigerian princesses.”
Actually, that [woman] was me. Around 11 am today. And I fell for it. (Really the scam was over the phone, not on the internet.)
Here’s the story:
When I was engaged, I entered about ten drawings and won about nine of them. Best luck of my life. Hundreds of people entered these drawings, I just did something magic that I cannot reveal online or else everyone will do it and I won’t win anymore. It was awesome. I won pearls, photo shoots, my invitations, and huge discounts. Once I learned that my little trick was a success, I started entering every drawing I saw at restaurants, malls… you name the drawing, I probably entered it.
Other than a sudden burst of spam in my email account, nothing happened.
I checked my phone, I had a voicemail saying, “Hi Katie! We are so excited for you! You entered a contest at the Cincinnati Prime Outlets and YOU WON A 4 NIGHT CRUISE TO THE CARIBBEAN, ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP INCLUDING AIRFARE!” I called them back and everyone will just THRILLED that I had called back. They greeted my call saying, “Oh my gosh, We are so happy for you and pleased to let you know that YOU were the all-time winner!”
They gave me the deets, I was going to have my Dad go pick up the tickets in Cincinnati. It was all set. My life now was going to be amazing after surprising my husband with tickets for this cruise.
So I called my dad. I tried to hide my enthusiasm, so the surprise would be even more dramatic. , “Dad, remember when we all entered that drawing at the outlets?… Well, I won!!!!”
He replied, “Oh yeah? Me too. An all-inclusive cruise.”
I could tell by his sarcasm that it was a scam and I had been deceived. I felt so special when they called me. How could it all have been a scam? And what are they doing calling everyone? They promised I didn’t have to buy or do anything to get the tickets. But apparently they’re calling tons of people and telling them the same thing. The woman was soooooo nice and happy for me. But joke’s on me, she is a liar!
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.
wow. just WOW. my secret trick has failed you 🙁 but it sure was nice while it lasted!
p.s. i saw Inception and it WAS incredible just like you said!!!!!!